A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia

A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia

Book Review: A Southern Spy in Northern VirginiaThe Civil War Album of Laura RatcliffeBy Charles V. Mauro It’s not often that an historical fiction author runs across a book that provides the perfect combination of war, romance, history, espionage, and famous...
Mixing pleasure with Civil War history

Mixing pleasure with Civil War history

It’s been such a busy September that I haven’t even had time to post about my mini-vacation to Ocean City a week ago. It turned out to be a drab, cloudy, rainy three days set between week-long runs of sunny weather, but we had a great time. As you can see...
Walking in the footsteps of history

Walking in the footsteps of history

As most Civil War buffs know, there is just something about standing on the actual spot where events occurred that transforms words in a history book into something real and tangible. As a historical fiction author, I have found visiting battlefields and historic...
Civil War general’s romantic courtship

Civil War general’s romantic courtship

“I have never, on the field of battle, sent you where I was unwilling to go myself; nor would I advise to go a course which I myself was unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers; you can be good citizens. Obey the laws, preserve your honor, and the...
Civil War graffiti & a new photo of Lincoln

Civil War graffiti & a new photo of Lincoln

So many great Civil War stories in the news this week, I wanted to post a couple in case you missed them. As an historical fiction author, I am always keeping my eyes open for these, and it always amazes me when we learn something new about this period! The first one...
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